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Apr 27, 2010 12:00pm EDT
spending for the next three years except for national security. >>> today, the virginia governor will give details about a northrop grumman plane's mission to northern virginia. the new headquarters will be built either in fairfax county near the airport or in crystal city near the pentagon. northrop grumman is moving its headquarters to the washington, d.c., area for los angeles. it should bring about 300 senior level employees to washington, d.c. >>> in maryland, the governor is getting off his reelection campaign. he began a three-day campaign swing today in baltimore. he plans to stop in at largo, waldorf, and in another city later this afternoon. he will go to 11 stops total. he faces former republican governor robert erlich this fall. >>> after a stormy weekend, signs of clearing finally today. the winds are still being out there. brian van de graaf has a look at our first forecast. it was so nice to see the sun. we were ready. >> yes, we work. it was pretty nice after the morning clouds disappeared it. we see another batch of clouds working. another liddell system must swing in done
ABC
Apr 19, 2010 12:00pm EDT
effect on their daily lives. many say that washington is too big and too powerful. >>> virginia is celebrating earth week over the next week. bob macdonald will be at a number of events. he is also moving forward with efforts to conserve another 400,000 acres of open space. he plans to establish virginia as a green jobs the zone. a new plan to restore the river is said to be released later this afternoon. the army corps of engineers has worked for two years on this plan with d.c., maryland, and other local officials. the river restoration will provide economic, social, and environmental benefits. it is one of the nation's most polluted rivers. officials in virginia are asking for your ideas on how to ease congestion on interstate 66. officials are holding a public meeting tonight at the fairfax county government center. vdot is getting ready to launch a rapid bus lines. >>> some good news from the gas pump. aaa says gas prices appear to be holding steady. the average is $2.86 per gallon nationally, to $88 cents per gallon here in this area. still to come on abc 7 news at noon. t
ABC
Apr 26, 2010 12:00pm EDT
, but you can see we have some unsettled weather coming out of west virginia. a somewhat complicated low pressure center, which means basically on and off showers, maybe a few thunderstorms. we're not expecting severe thunderstorms. but still, maybe a heavy downpour. cooler and quiet whether as a go through the end of april. -- cool and quiet weather as we go through the end of april. >> across the south, at least 12 are known dead. we have the latest now on the region trying to recover. >> and many in gaza city, mississippi had just seconds -- in yazou city mississippi, many have just seconds to find cover. as this man hit behind the pulpit in his church, it crashed down around him. a system moving through the south and midwest toward their own buildings, uprooted trees -- tore down buildings, uprooted trees. this was once a small grocery, now rubble, inside or six people, including robin sullivan -- inside were six people, including ron sullivan. he and his group survived, but the violent storm claimed the lives of 10 in mississippi, including a baby and two children. two more died in
ABC
Apr 12, 2010 12:00pm EDT
in west virginia to look at what went wrong in last week's deadly mine explosion. if they're searching for the last four missing miners -- they found the bodies this weekend. the death toll is 29. the worst mining disasters in nearly four decades. if the west virginia governor has called for a moment of silence at 3:30 today in memory of the victims. >>> maryland pose a general assembly is kremlin to wrap up unfinished business before lawmakers adjourned at midnight tonight. on this final day, several proposals are still in limbo, including measures to tighten laws against sex offenders and require higher child support payments. another bill considered would give school and police for new powers to fight gangs. >>> today's nuclear summit will mean some of the worst gridlock our area has seen in years, but the metro region is no stranger to the daily grind. there's a new polls showing more and more people are opting out. pull-ups do it is at tysons corner to tell us how. >> if there are more people on the roads. >> that appears to be the original opinion. according to a new washington
ABC
Apr 20, 2010 12:00pm EDT
and inclusive place for people of every race, gender, background, and faith." she was also a virginia native, born in richmond. bob mcdonnell has asked all state flags fly at half mast today. kathy park, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >>> more details. she had been in the hospital since her 98 birthday last month. she was on the platform at the lincoln memorial when martin luther king delivered his "i have a dream" speech. she died of natural causes. >>> major waterboarded is being lifted for residents across northwest washington. residents across northwest were told not to use water because of a spike in chlorine levels. you should not shower or drink it. the warning now just applies to wait six-block radius. and that radius is shrinking. >>> the house has abandoned legislation giving d.c. a vote in congress. it will now likely not take it up at all this year. steny hoyer said a major problem was its inclusion of a provision eliminating the top gun control laws. >>> there is no suspects in the murder of a popular principle found dead in his home. last wednesday, officials say brian betts was sti
ABC
Apr 6, 2010 12:00pm EDT
an underground explosion monday the west virginia coal mine. rescue crews are tunneling for four others trapped beneath 1,000 feet of rock. pamela brown is following the story and comes to us live with details. >> officials said it could take hours or days before crews can go back in the mine because of the rising methane gas levels. we are learning more about the 25 victims. three of them are from one family. another victim is a 62-year-old who was just five weeks away from retiring. shock spread as families found out their loved ones were killed in yesterday's explosion. >> the pride that went out -- the cry that when that was something i would never forget. that is the hardest thing i ever had to watch happened. >> rescue teams are securing the offer of mine before climbing 1,000 feet down to continue their search. >> the drilling is to that debate -- ventilate but before we send the rescue teams beckoned. -- back >> officials believe it was toxic gas buildup that set off th explosion yesterday afternoon. it was a blast so powerful that twisted the railroad tracks in the mine. one worker rec
ABC
Apr 9, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. and unfortunately, hope is fading in west virginia with each passing day. rescue crews have not been able to locate the four missing miners underground. rescue efforts have been put on hold after smoke and signs of fire were found in the mine. this is the third time they have had to pull back. there's no sign that the miners are alive. >> we have had to explain to them that we have a situation [unintelligible] and that the situation had to be dealt with. >> it is very emotional for all of the rescuers. >> the debts of the 25 miners had been caused -- could have been caused by a buildup of methane gas. crews are working hard today to clean up after last night's storm in the area. strong winds and heavy rain knocked out power to hundreds of residents. >> after last month under -- last night's thunder, signs of the aftermath remain. around 8:15 p.m. last night, paulus said she just stepped into a tub, hoping for a laxing bath. instead, she got a noisy interruption. >> i heard this boom and my husband said, you need to get out of the tub. a tree just hit the bedroom. >> fortunately, no one was injured,
ABC
Apr 15, 2010 12:00pm EDT
in west virginia today. >> so no other family member, no other minor will go through what we had to in door in our state. >> the chairman of a congressional panel that oversees mine safety released a list of 48 mines that could face safety violations. 21 of them are there, in west virginia. >>> a bill to extend unemployment benefits is back on track in the senate. democrats hope to passed the measure later today. the bill would extend payments to thousands of people who have had unemployment benefits run out. republicans have been blocking the pan over concerns on how to pay for it. >>> first lady michelle obama is spending a second day yen mexico. she hosted a roundtable discussion involving a group of young leaders. >>> flights to parts of europe have been grounded. a volcano that erupted in iceland yesterday has created a giant ash cloud. that cloud drifted up to 50,000 feet which is the altitude at that major jetliner's flight. flights to london and the rest of europe have been canceled this morning. >> if it is injected into an engine, it could affect performance and cause a
ABC
Apr 21, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. >> virginia lawmakers say it could be a long shot in the commonwealth. if this measure goes through, d.c. becomes the ninth in the nation for the highest gas taxes. >>> congress is taking a closer look at metro. there will be a hearing on the metro safety. lawmakers will look at the budget crunch along with efforts to improve safety after a series of accidents over the past year. >>> the d.c. council has no weight to rehire those teachers because of a math mistake. the wanted to get 260 teachers back on the job, but that decision has to come from the mayor's office. $34 million budget surplus coming from errors in the accounting office. >>> an emotional tribute to a student who was killed. more than 2000 people held a vigil last night. tyrone hall has been charged with murdering the student and injuring another student. he is now being held without bond. >>> police have arrested a virginia man who is accused of exposing himself. this happened while he was in a parked car at a church in sterling. a group of juveniles were at the church at the time of the incident. >>> a quick traffic al
ABC
Apr 8, 2010 12:00pm EDT
virginia coal mine after the encounter dangerous levels of gases. days later famies are holding out hope the four trapped miners made it to age 60 chamber and will be found alive. -- made it to a safety chamber and will be found alive. >> a major setback in a mission to save four missing miners. rescue teams were forced to retreat. >> conditions at to dangerous and explosive. the decisn has to be made that everyone be extracted from the mine from the explosive atmosphere. >> they came tantalizingly close to one of the two rescue chambers where the miners may have saw shelter. >> they were probably would then 1,000 feet of the first rescue chamber. >> teams entered the mind just before 5:00 this morning. after air samples indicated methane levels dropped. crews had to go 5 miles, first by rail car and then foot, carrying their own 30-pound oxygen. >> they are going into an atmosphere that has been -- has carbon monoxide levels that poses a risk if you take your mask off. >> families and friends of the missing miners are trying to stay strong, coming together at a candlelight vigil last ni
ABC
Apr 16, 2010 12:00pm EDT
shootings at virginia tech. at the state capitol bell tower, the bells tolled 32 times in honor of those murdered. >>> a prince william father is in a custody battle over a little girl he has never seen. she has been adopted by another family without his consent. his girlfriend became pregnant at age 19. the night before the birth, he wanted to be there, but he could not reach her the next day. he later learned that his daughter had been given up to a family in utah. >> i want to raise my child, and i would do anything to be there for my child, because i know what it is like to grow up without the bother. that is why it is so important for -- to grow up without a father. that is why it is so important for me to be there for my children. >>> a fire storm continues over the tennessee mother who returned her adopted child to russia. he recently celebrated his eighth birthday. the adoptive mother sent the boy back saying that he was a violent. at least two russian officials have now announced the suspension of all russian adoptions by american families. >> the suspension will be in effect un
ABC
Apr 22, 2010 12:00pm EDT
70's this afternoon. tomorrow looks like a gorgeous day. >> virginia lawmakers have approved a plan for gov. bob mcdonnell to cut abortion funding from the commonwealth. in a close vote, they voted to block state funding for abortion except in cases of rape or of the life of the mother is at risk. some people could cash in on a program to encourage people to buy energy-efficient appliances. $5.4 million has been committed to the program in maryland. the va has $7.4 million committed. the program kicks off next month. officials building the new silver line at dulles international say it is costing more than expected. the cost could mean higher fees for phyllis commuters. -- dulles commuters. and coming up on abc7 news at noon, the president heads to wall street with a message for bankers and brokers. get ready for more oversight. a preview, coming up. then powerful testing on a student who is accused of passing private e-mails. we will be right back. passing private e-mails. we will be right back. >> president obama is delivering a message to bankers and brokers in new york city, ge
ABC
Apr 23, 2010 12:00pm EDT
that the abuse began around christmas and the boy had internal injuries. >>> a 16-year-old boy in virginia is suspected of possessing, reproducing, and distributing child pornography over the internet. a tip to the national center of missing and exploited children was given in february. >>> police hope that a second vehicle could provide new details concerning the murder of a popular dc principal. montgomery county police said that two suspects and two vehicles were likely involved in the murder of brian betts. a vehicle was detected around home around 12:13 last thursday morning. they're not describing the vehicle, but asking anyone with information to call police. >>> a military dog has gone missing for hours at dulles international airport but the dog somehow escaped from his great wednesday night and ended up on the tarmac. -- from his crate wednesday night and ended up on the tarmac. the doberman was spotted in a remote part of the airport. he is being trained to be a bomb dog. >>> coming up, all stark testimony at attacking trial in tennessee. sarah palin takes the stand. and should
ABC
Apr 28, 2010 12:00pm EDT
program to crackdown on illegal immigrants. counties in maryland and virginia have joined the federal fingerprinting program that allows police to check the immigration status of people they arrest. council members are sponsoring a bill to keep d.c. police from joining of that program. >>> two people on board a plane traveling from frederick, maryland to mississippi have died in a crash. federal investigators say that plane went down in eastern kentucky about 5:30 last night. according to the faa, the small but was or registered to island trading ltd. in woodbine, which -- maryland. an investigation is under way into the cause of that crash. >>> police in prince william county are searching for a manned base they tried to abduct two children carry this happened monday on militant drive. the two children were walking, and a man approached them and tried to grab a 5-year-old perry the older boy put his brother away and the two children escaped. >> it was quick action by the nine-year old. we are asking parents to keep that line of communication open. >> we are shocked and appalled. this
ABC
Apr 29, 2010 12:00pm EDT
to be checked and arrests to be made against -- and checked against records. >>> virginia police chaplains can now say the name of jesus in their prayers to get rid the state superintendent has -- in their prayers. this after a court ruling. prayers' in government agencies cannot favor a religious group. >>> still to come, today a class full of kindergarten children attacked. we will have the latest from the attacking china. and britain alexian -- britain postelection is a week away. -- and britain's election is a week away. and a parking garage crash five floors up. look at that. brian it back with the forecast. >>> we are following breaking news out of southeast d.c. where police are at the scene of a deadly pedestrian exit. this happened at first and n street at 10:30 this morning. police say a car struck a pedestrian at the intersection and the victim died at the scene. an investigation is currently under way. >>> a knife wielding man has attacked a kindergarten class of 4-year-old in eastern china. 26 children are injured. five of them are in critical condition. two teachers and one secur
ABC
Apr 2, 2010 12:00pm EDT
and the bus driver were injured. a virginia teenager faces charges of trying to poison her father after a fight. this happened in the 2000 plot of mayflower drive in lake ridge last friday. household cleaner was poured into fruit punch that was then t back into the refrigerator. she also took a knife and stabbed frontier in the house. -- stabbed furniture in the house. she is scheduled for juvenile court. president obama visited new england, thanking volunteers. he did not stop in hard-hit rhode island, where is is going to be days before the flooding is stopped completely. meanwhile, here in our area, boy, a gorgeous day, but temperatures are still climbing. it is more like summer out there. >> also, we have to deal with sunshine and highs near 80. it will be perfect. take a live look from on top of the furniture center, not even a cloud. 67 at reagan national. mostly sunny, near 80 today, light southerly winds. more in detail straight ahead. >> thanks, adam. president obama is in north carolina state pushing good news on the economic front. a new company will hire workers with the hel
ABC
Apr 7, 2010 12:00pm EDT
last night. >>> in west virginia, rescue efforts are getting desperate. there is a whole being drilled in attempt to save the four miners. rescue workers are hoping that these four might have survived. there is no sign of life so far. t.j. when it to set the scene. >> rescue teams could enter the upper big branch mine as early as this afternoon after one of their gross punch through the crust, 1,000 feet below the surface. >> rescue teams are prepared. >> crews are drilling three holes in all. there are searching for four missing miners who may still be alive. >> there are pressures for miners and these families. >> families began to more when they learned the name of those confirmed dead. >> he was a good man. he loved his job. that is where he liked being. if he would've made it out, he would go back tomorrow. >> in the month before the accident, state inspectors issued 58 violations to the mine owner. >> it is a red fg. it's it's a something has gone wrong. >> the ceo suggested that a mistake by one of the miners might have been the cause of the accident. >> the mine has had more vi
ABC
Apr 13, 2010 12:00pm EDT
the west virginia disaster. authorities will prosecute any criminal acts that could lead to the country's worst mining disasters in decades. >>> thousands of warsaw residents lined the streets today to greet the body of poland's first lady, which was flown home from russia. the polish president and his wife maria were among 96 killed in a plane crash on saturday. the president's body was flown home on sunday. investigators have suggested the crash was due to pilot error. >>> there's a twist in the case of the tennessee bowman who sentara adopted son back to russia-- woman. he was put on an airplane with the notes at dulles airport. the controversy is still growing. now to brianne carter. >> questions are mounting. today new information that tory- ann hansen may have been ying to adopt again. she was reportedly trying to adopt a second child from the republic of georgia. >> this is a complicated deal. nothing is simple about this. >> toileting whether she can be charged for shipping the 7-year- old boy back to rustle along with a note saying that he had psychological problems. abuse has
ABC
Apr 14, 2010 12:00pm EDT
error that prevented the west virginia coal mine where the 29 people died from receiving a warning about safety violations. officials say that the letter would have demanded operators improve conditions within 90 days. but they say the delay did not happen -- did not have a direct impact on the disaster. president obama and the first lady will fly to poland's this weekend for the state funeral of the president. lech kaczynski and his wife maria will be laid to rest on sunday outside the presidential palace. the crowds are still waiting in line for hours to pay their respects. poland will likely hold an election in june to replace the former president. over 94 people were killed in the plane crashed saturday in western russia. still ahead on 8abc 7 news, -- >> it's time for you to act like you are part of this economy and part of the solution. >> the white house promised to help struggling homeowners is under fire from some setting it is not doing enough. we will take a look. also, tea party crowds descend on boston ahead of a big rally in d.c. while the video today out of iceland. hundr
ABC
Apr 30, 2010 12:00pm EDT
and yesterday the high was 70 and we are well into the 70's. west virginia is 77. notice the dew point is in the 40's and that is really dry air. we should be in the 60's tomorrow and upper 60's by the end of the weekend at night. the pollen count is high. 72 was by yesterday and the average was up -- is 71. we may exceed the average it today. lots of milder air is building in from the deep south all the way to the north east. it will be worn in detroit through pittsburgh. the wins will come out of the southwest on like the wind we had earlier in the week. with the heat will come more humidity. we will see that on the back out of the weekend a system will approach and will set the stage for some scattered showers and thunderstorms sunday and the first half of next week. by the middle of next week, temperatures cool off. tonight, near 60 downtown, 60's in the suburbs, and we will be mid to upper 80's by saturday sunday is a better chance for widespread showers. it is a lot of up and down. take it easy. >> thank you. >>> more on the interview with rielle hunter. "good morning america" ar
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